budgets can be a boring topic, especially on a weekend, but they can also be revealing. they expose what our priorities are as a country. for everybody to see. think about it -- we can keep wasteful corporate tax giveaways that working folks don't get, or we can close those loopholes and use that money to pay for things that actually create jobs. we could keep harmful cuts to education programs, or we could give more kids a head start. hire more teachers in math and science and help more kids afford a college education. we can keep doling out corporate welfare, or we can invest in renewable energy that creates jobs and lowers carbon pollution. priorities, choices, that is what this is about. and the stakes for the middle class couldn't be higher. if we don't pick the right priorities now, make the right choices now, we could hinder growth and opportunity for decades and leave our children with something less.